The number of casualties who have lost their lives in the recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has risen to 37.
Dr Aliyu Maigoro, immediate past Commissioner for Health in the State, had on 25th May 2021, announced the outbreak, with a 37-year-old housewife who reported with the disease at the Burra General Hospital on 24th April 2021.
Maigoro disclosed then that 20 people had died from the disease, while 322 people affected with the ailment were being managed.
The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA) had said that the deadly disease has spread to six more local government areas from the initial nine, making it 15 local government areas of the State.
In the data made available to journalists in Bauchi by the Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, the BSPHDA disclosed that 1,799 cholera cases were recorded between 25th May 2021 when the outbreak was announced and now.
According to the data by the Agency, Alkaleri; Bauchi; Darazo; Dass; Ganjuwa and Giade were local government areas with reported cases of cholera in the State.
Other affected LGAs, according to BSPHDA, are Jama’are; Kirfi; Misau, Ningi; Shira; Tafawa Balewa; Toro; Warji and Zaki.